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During November 2017 my wife Liz and I managed an impromtu long weekend in the Lake District, which we spent driving and walking, checking out the beautiful scenery and changeable weather.
While driving north from Conniston we saw a sign for Tarn Hows, which sparked a childhood memory in Liz from a holiday maybe fifty years ago.
So we couldn't pass by, and turned off up the small lane to explore.
It turned out that Tarn Hows is now a National Trust property and World Heritage site, complete with car park, café, loos and a well maintained path all around the lake - what a great organisation!
We took full advantage of that well maintained path, completing a full three kilometre circumnavigation of the lake at a very slow pace caused by me stopping every few metres to photograph the beautiful scenery.
For the most part, the surface of the lake was still, reflecting the muted colours of the trees in their late autumn state, with subdued overcast lighting allowing all the delicacy of the natural palette to be faithfully recorded.
A wonderful few hours spent absorbed in the peace and tranquility of this ethereal place really did the pair of us good, and I'm glad to have some images to remind me of that special afternoon.
Filename - lake district tarn hows 01.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Exposure - 1/2 sec @ f11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the actual scene and its reflection
Location - Tarn Hows, Lake District, Cumbria, England
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC
Comments - Tripod, cable release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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